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The Ladies 4 May 23, 2019
Concert for America
Concert for America

The Rotary Club of Orlando will enjoy a performance by The Ladies 4.  Under the direction of Mr. Derric Johnson, creator of Disney’s Voices of Liberty, we will be treated to a concert dedicated to America.   Please join us on May 23rd for a performance by the beautiful voices of The Ladies 4.

 


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Pat Williams May 30, 2019
Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic

Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits.  Clients include AllState, American Express, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Lockheed Martin, Nike, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tyson Foods to name a few.  Pat is also the author of over 100 books, his most recent title highlighting the secrets to peak performance in COACH WOODEN’S FORGOTTEN TEAMS.

Since 1968, Pat has been in the NBA as general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic, which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995 and 2009. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history by Beckett’s, a national publication. In 2012, Pat received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Pat has been an integral part of NBA history, including bringing the NBA to Orlando.  He has traded Pete Maravich as well as traded for Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Penny Hardaway. He has won four NBA draft lotteries, including back-to-back winners in 1992 and 1993. He also drafted Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Maurice Cheeks, Andrew Toney and Darryl Dawkins.  He signed Billy Cunningham, Chuck Daly, and Matt Guokas to their first professional coaching contracts. Nineteen of his former players have become NBA head coaches, nine have become college head coaches while seven have become assistant NBA coaches.

Pat teaches an adult Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Orlando and hosts three weekly radio shows. In the last 15 years, he has completed 58 marathons—most recently, the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon—and also climbed Mt. Rainier. He is a weightlifter, Civil War buff and serious baseball fan. Every winter he plays in Major League Fantasy Camps and has caught Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Bob Gibson, Fergie Jenkins, Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry, Phil Niekro, Tom Seaver and Goose Gossage.


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Mathew Staver Jun 06, 2019
Founder of Liberty Counsel
Founder of Liberty Counsel

Mat Staver, B.A., M.A., J.D., Esq., is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, Covenant Journey, Christians in Defense of Israel, Liberty Relief International,
Faith and Liberty, and National Pro-Life Center. He is also chief counsel of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, trustee of Timothy Plan and former dean of Liberty University School of Law. Mat

has the highest AV rating for attorneys and is board certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has published many scholarly and popular articles, brochures,
numerous booklets and books, including Why Israel Matters, Covenant Journal, and Eternal Vigilance. He has produced the "Why Israel Matters" original TV series and is the host of Faith and Freedom and
Freedom's Call radio programs. He is married to Anita, who is president of Liberty Counsel. Mat and Anita have one daughter, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.


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Phil Brown Jun 13, 2019
Orlando Int’l Airport Expansion & Operations
Orlando Int’l Airport Expansion & Operations

Phil Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.  As CEO, he is responsible for the operation and management of both Orlando International Airport and Orlando Executive Airport, with an annual budget of over $555 million. Orlando International Airport serves more than 47 million passengers annually, making it the busiest airport in the State of Florida.

During the past 40 years as a business professional, Mr. Brown served in a variety of public and private sector positions.  These positions include a previous stint as Deputy Executive Director – Administration for the Aviation Authority in the early 1990’s as well as County Administrator for Orange County Florida.  For fourteen years, prior to his return to the Aviation Authority, Mr. Brown was employed as a public finance professional. 

Mr. Brown currently serves as Chairman of the AAAE Airport Legislative Alliance (ALA), as a member of the AAAE Policy Review Committee (PRC), and is the immediate past Chairman of the Gateway Airports Council (GAC) and a member of the Board of Directors for US Travel.

Mr. Brown holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, and is an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Airport Association of Airport Executives.

 


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